Saturday, August 27, 2011

Highlights from California

While Craig was finishing up finals last month, Eli and I flew out to California to spend time with my family and to earn a little extra money teaching swim lessons. Here are a few pictures from our trip. I stole the pictures from Anna's blog because I NEVER had my camera with sorry if you've already seen them.

 Getting some sweet lovin from the puppy.
 Eli LOVES anything with wheels on it. He will push suitcases, strollers, shopping carts, or bikes. You name it, he'll use anything and everything around. It was a little frustrating for Cecily though...

It was so fun to see Eli and Oliver together! I sure hope this is some sign that they will be great friends to come! 
 Girl's night out to see YES company's HAIRSPRAY. soooo good!

Friday, August 26, 2011

My sweet Eli

I have been so bad about tracking Eli's progress/milestones over the past year. 
Lots of people told me to be careful about how many pictures I take, journal entries I write or blogposts I do because it will set a precedent for my other kids. 
If I do less documentating with the next kids than I do with Eli... uh oh. 
I don't want to forget some of the little things that he does that I LOVE... so here's a chuck-full post of some of my favorite pictures from the past couple of months. (California pictures will come tomorrow and Minnesota the day after that. promise. :))
 He'll sleep anywhere. Craig and I decided to hike R mountain one day and it wore us all out!
 He's allllll boy.
 I love his smile, but the face that he gets when he is concentrating melts my heart too.

 He loves hanging out with dad.
 ...and helping me with laundry.

 When he rides his rocking horse, he makes the cutest little tongue clicking sound.
He is our little helper!

and a picture from his one-year shoot taken in Minnesota. LOVE him!